Saturday, July 24, 1999 Published at 21:15 GMT 22:15 UK
Pakistan cricket in crisis
Wasim Akram: The report's publication follows his team's failure in the World Cup final
Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram faces being dropped from the national team, following the publication of a report into match-fixing.
The Pakistan Cricket Board has concluded that there are strong reasons to believe that some players deliberately lost matches against India, South Africa and New Zealand between 1994 and 1996.
The report was completed last year but has only now been published.
Change of mind
At the time the findings were kept confidential and all three players went on to play in the Cricket World Cup in England.
But BBC Islamabad Correspondent Owen Bennett-Jones says Pakistani officials have now reversed their decision.
He says while they may have been willing to overlook the PCB report before the World Cup, Pakistan's heavy defeat by Australia in the final seems to have changed their attitude.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau has also recommended that the PCB should frame charges against players suspected of match fixing.
The three players have consistently denied any wrong-doing.
As well as facing the PCB and the Anti Corruption Bureau, Pakistan's leading cricketers are also the subject of Senate committee hearings and a judicial inquiry.
The judge heading that inquiry says he is nearly ready to publish his findings, which mostly relate to matches played in the mid-1990s.
But he says he wants to know whether he should broaden his inquiry to cover allegations that Pakistan deliberately lost three of the recent World Cup matches, including the final itself.